Women’s Football Alliance
The Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) has been the largest and most competitive women’s football league in the United States since 2011. Over forty of the strongest women’s football teams in America – from every region of the country – belong to the WFA, making it the biggest women’s football league in the world today.
The WFA is based in Exeter, California, and co-owned by Jeff and Lisa King. Jeff King is a former semi-pro football player who was inducted into the Minor League Football News Hall of Fame. His wife, Lisa, is a wide receiver for the Central Cal War Angels of the WFA.
The Women’s Football Alliance began play in 2009, when several members of the National Women’s Football Association (NWFA) reorganized into a new league structure. The WFA’s non-profit business model changed the sport by charging franchises 70 percent lower fees than other women’s leagues in operation. Furthermore, 75 percent of the money raised by the WFA was invested right back into the member teams and their players.
The WFA’s business model was so popular that, in an unprecedented show of unity, ten of the most successful franchises in women’s football simultaneously joined the WFA for the 2011 season. Included in that group were the D.C. Divas, who left for the WFA to ensure their spot among the best competition women’s football has to offer. Bolstered by these additions, the WFA was established as the premier women’s football league in the world.
The Women’s Football Alliance continues to support the successful growth of women’s tackle football across the United States and around the world. “We are proud of how far we have come in a short time and impressed with the level of football being played on the field, but we are even more excited about the promising future that exists for all our players and teams,” stated Lisa King.
For more on the Women’s Football Alliance, please visit their website.